Rainbow house ideas: inspirations for adding color like WHOA #Decor & Decorating#books#colorful#rainbow September 28 2011 | Cat Rocketship How many ways can we find to put a rainbow on it (and by "it" I mean "your home") in two minutes? Ready? GO! 1: Mix up your dining room set Kartell Lizz Chairs 2. Or mix up your dining table Rainbowify your ugly old table with gift wrap 3: Pretty up the keys HDE Metallic Finish Silicone Rubber Keyboard Skin for MacBook and MacBook Pro (Rainbow) 4: Put this over your bed Tie Dye-licious Rainbow Canopy, Fits Most Bed Sizes 5: Quilt! Happy Stash Quilts Robin's Rainbow quilt pattern 6: Color your steps Photos courtesy of Jim Lambie 7: Bathe in it Rainbow showerhead 8: Keep looking up Paint a rainbow on your ceiling 9: Book it Shelving your books by color: awesome-sauce or recipe for organizational catastrophe? 10: Use crayons. Make art. Chae made her very own melted crayon painting. Easy, cheap, and laid out for you in her tutorial. 11: Stoke the flames with it Turn your fireplace into a light show with rainbow fire crystals 12: Cut it up Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set 13: GO ALL OUT 6 Piece Rainbow Sheer Window Panel Curtains Thirteen! We can find thirteen ways to put a rainbow on it in two minutes. That was fun! See more of our finds in our rainbow tag. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS A photo tour of Ms. Graveyard Dirt's day off NEXT A middle school teacher's thoughts about teenagers and Banned Books Week Show/Hide comments [ 23 ] Ahhhh! Should not have seen this! I think if I had my way my entire house would be in rainbows. And black. Black and rainbows. Or it'd be like my Sim houses where each room is a different colour (and I have on occasion arranged them as a rainbow). I'm not sure it really has the same effect when you're not getting an overheard view though. 7 agree Reply This is like Melinda exploded and put on a large scale. I'd kill for that house. Or just a house regardless. 1 agrees Reply Soooo… doing all of these things. Overkill or awesome? Haha–I wish I had a little row house like this to rainbow up. Though I'd probably go more conservative and just do, like a grey house with four stripes around the middle for CMYK or something. 2 agree Reply O_O I must have all of these… too bad I live in a dorm room, the painting isn't too much an option for me. I could go for the blinds though. Living on the ground floor means they're almost always down anyway (too many creepers on campus looking in the windows). Reply if your dorm room already has blinds – use vinyl to dress them up in rainbows! a little time intensive, but it won't damage anything & it'll last a good long time till you need to take them off. 1 agrees Reply I love the wrapping idea! And the radiator! There are also shower curtains, towels, painted rugs on the floor (or just regular rugs), cushions… Reply We went super-bright + multicoloured in our kitchen, since our new-build apartment is soul-suckingly white + beige. It started when the kettle we liked came in a gorgeous grape colour, so we got the toaster + microwave to match. Then we added a rainbow JosephJoseph nesting bowl set, a purple Pantone oven glove and 4 (so far) Pantone mugs 🙂 3 agree Reply I did some melty rainbow crayon art a couple weeks ago and now it's hanging over our mantle – people really love it! I'm experimenting with some other crayon melty stuff over a pink Darth Vader I painted. 🙂 This gives me many ideas of things I can do to brighten up my rental townhouse! I love rainbows. We have really awful vinyl blinds over the door to our porch that are all beat-up and gross with missing pieces – perhaps something like this could be the perfect prescription for making them more awesome! 1 agrees Reply Oooh, those blinds. When I replace the blinds in my office that's totally what I want to do now. I had a very rainbow-y room in high school and miss it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xstarsprinklesx/sets/72157624796076954/ I still have that rainbow poster, gotta find somewhere to put it in our new house! Reply Sailor Moon + Rainbow Brite! Epic Win! Reply This post is my idea of heaven. 7 agree Reply Incidentally can I just say I love the idea of painting radiators in general? It's always kind of bothered me that relatively few people do anything with them. Most are relatively big, imovable and at least when they're in use you can't cover them up so it seems to me the logical thing to do is to turn it into a feature. But most houses I've been in they're either painted to blend in to the wall, which never really works, or left as this big white thing in the middle of the wall. 1 agrees Reply RIGHT? The photo in this post makes me WANT a radiator we could do that to. Reply What do you paint radiators with? Does it have to be special paint with the heat? We may be moving into a house that has ugly dark brown radiators on the walls of every room, and while I'm looking forward to the warmth… Reply Hmm. Yeah. I redid mine with rustoleum and it's already cracking. I wonder what you get the old paint off with, too, otherwise it just is all bumpy and crackly. I'm putting up a question on Hometalk; let's see what the experts say. http://www.hometalk.com/508705/what-s-the-best-way-to-paint-radiators Reply I adore each and every idea on this post! But a word of caution: don't scroll too fast past the photos or it'll leave you feeling dizzy! Reply Ha! Sorry. I will not be held responsible for any adverse effects. Reply My house is rainbow-y! Red master bedroom, kitchen to be orangey-yellow when we get it painted, buttery yellow guest room, pale green living room/dining room/hallway, blue study, purple master bathroom. Color for the other bathroom is to be determined, but it has to somehow go with the oranges on the sushi shower curtain. (Suggestions welcome!) Standing in the middle of the house and seeing hints of color behind every door makes me gleeful. (I'll hopefully get some pictures in the Flickr pool once we get it all finished. It's still very much a work in process!) Also, painting closets a different color from the rest of the room? Pretty fabulous. It was sort of an accident at first, when the white paint my mother gave me turned out to be pale blue, but I love it. The red room has a steel grey closet. Still one more to do – maybe leftover purple from the bathroom? Hmmmm. 2 agree Reply Love this post! After living in a bland apartment for two years (and not able to paint anything), I'm loving the bright colors used in various places. 1 agrees Reply I have unsealed wood dining chairs. I wonder how much my wife would kill me if I painted them? :3 Reply Love the chairs. I did the melted crayons picture, and it came out Awesome! thanks for the inspiration:o) Reply Speaking of rainbow inspiration, I stumbled across Katwise's Facebook page and WOW! Her house photo album is amazing! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katwise/320233446531 I think the chairs pictured above are my fave. Reply Why are all the images on here broken now? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.